IBEW Membership — Electricians and Lifelong Learning
We’ve focused on apprentices for the last few posts, so let’s switch it up and talk about being a licensed Red Seal 309A Construction & Maintenance Electrician. You’ve successfully written and are now a licensed electrician. Veterans of the trade often used to say, “You have your license, now you start learning all over again.”
There’s a great deal of truth and…
The Equation of Health Benefits
As we continue highlighting your top interests, let’s review prescription and health benefits. We don’t always think of it in these terms, but prescription medications, eyewear, dental and others are in fact out of pocket expenses and impact your net income.
Do The Math
Depending on the size of your family and their needs, without a healthcare plan in place you could be…
BECOMING IBEW: CARD-BASED OR VOTE-BASED CERTIFICATION
In response to enquiries let’s review the process together.
The question is: How do the electricians and apprentices at a Company achieve representation by the IBEW in their employment with that Company?
The short answer is, if a significant majority of the employees at a Company sign-up to be represented by the IBEW, we could file an application to represent you automatically without the…
What is the Proper Rate of Pay for an 309A Electrical Apprentice?
Because You Asked...
By law, what is the proper rate of pay for an 309A electrical apprentice?
The Rate Of Pay For An Electrical Apprentice Is Protected By Ontario Law
The law is posted in the public domain for your reference on the Province of Ontario website, Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act R.R.O. 1990, regulation 1051 (TQAA).
Not to worry, the sections are very short.…
Am I registered?
You gave your employer all the information; now what?
They asked for your information and you carried on about your day, forgot about it and… assumed. You think that the employer is taking care of everything, but that’s not always the case. Many people work for months only to discover they have never been registered.
Check if your employer has registered you, or…
The Trades Are for Women Too!
"Every moment is an organizing opportunity; every person is a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world."
—Dolores Huerta, labour organizer and leader of the Farm Worker’s Union during the 1960’s
If you’ve been watching any television lately, you may have noticed the government of Ontario ads called "Make It In The Trades". These are crisp, clean and to the point.…
Tool List & Protection
By agreement, the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario and the IBEW created a reasonable tool list and protection for your tools.
Employer and Employees know exactly what each is responsible for and why.
Your tools are protected and it’s spelled out.
It’s one more piece towards developing basic expectations and uniformity amongst employees.
Education and Training is very important at the IBEW
Learn from Howard McFadden, (IBEW Local Union 353, Toronto and GTA), about why Education and Training is very important at the IBEW
Union vs Non-Union Pension
Watch this video to learn from Les Carbonaro (IBEW Local Union 353, Toronto and GTA), about the difference between a union vs non union pension.
Helping ECAO Contractor, Zerem Electrical Grow
Hear how IBEW Electricians have helped ECAO Contractor, Zerem Electrical Grow
IBEW Member Benefits
Learn from Andrew White (IBEW Local Union 353, Toronto and GTA) about what you and your family can expect in the way of health benefits